LESSON 2 KEY QUESTIONS1 - LESSON 2 KEY QUESTIONS Hamlet and Agamemmon are two interesting and timeless plays They both have all the elements of

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LESSON 2 KEY QUESTIONS Hamlet and Agamemmon are two interesting and timeless plays. They both have all the elements of greek tragedy such as hubris, catharsis, peripeteia, anagnorisis and hamartia and also share the same theme of power, desire for revenge, deceit and love. The two tragic heroes are named after the play and both are of high status, from a royal family, both heroes made mistakes which led to their death thereby arousing pity and fear on the part of the audience. Both plays are tragedies but in my own opinion, Hamlet is more tragic compared to Agamemmon. Hamlet is more of a good and honorable person who didn’t deserve his death unlike Agamemmon. It was only unfortunate that Hamlet’s beloved father died and he wanted to avenge the death of his father and knowing that his father’s murderer married his mother and is seating on his father’s throne to rule the people of Denmark, he was obviously sad and depressed. On the other hand Agamemmon was

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